Palo de Oro Sea Turtle Project

2579706040_408288c37e_oThe Palo de Oro ecotourism project and sea turtle hatchery in the Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve was created to provide employment for local families, while protecting endangered sea turtles and their offspring. The project currently provides tours and offers lodging for visitors and volunteers, while employing 13 local families who walk the 18km of beach front nightly to find and protect the turtles and their eggs from predators.

Visit the project website here.

 

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